Greytown, Greytown

3 days ago

Soft plastic recycling bins are back

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to … View more
Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.

It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to recycle, and what's just rubbish.

To read more, click here.

Here's what you can and can't put in soft plastic recycling bins.

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2 hours ago

Driving lessons and Defensive driving course

Streettalk Wairarapa

Hi everybody. I am starting a new defensive driving course on monday 23rd sep at 7pm til 9pm, it continues on wed 25th, mon 30th and 2nd October.
The course includes a driving assessment to help you with safely passing your test.
I have kept cost to $180 including everything.
Call me to reserve … View more
Hi everybody. I am starting a new defensive driving course on monday 23rd sep at 7pm til 9pm, it continues on wed 25th, mon 30th and 2nd October.
The course includes a driving assessment to help you with safely passing your test.
I have kept cost to $180 including everything.
Call me to reserve your place, 4 placesleft, book yours now.
Call me, Geoff 021 874477

1 day ago

WATCH: How Mr & Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

The Team from Play Stuff

Play Stuff Short Doco: When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara. Watch now

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3 hours ago

Find out more about highlights in KOKOMAI Creative Festival !

The Team from Kokomai Creative Festival

Hi from the Festival team - we 're so excited to be bringing great performances to the region between 10-19th October. KOKOMAI is only every two years - it aims to inspire and entertain our communities and visitors to the Wairarapa by delivering world class, diverse, accessible creative events… View moreHi from the Festival team - we 're so excited to be bringing great performances to the region between 10-19th October. KOKOMAI is only every two years - it aims to inspire and entertain our communities and visitors to the Wairarapa by delivering world class, diverse, accessible creative events and experiences. See hear and enjoy performances that let your imagination take flight. Check out our website and get your tickets online or at the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITEs or Carterton Event Centre. BOOK NOW. Here are some highlights...three gems as a taster for you

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2 days ago

What would you like to see happen in Wairarapa over the next ten years?

Ruby Macandrew Reporter from Dominion Post

Hey Wairarapa neighbours! When polled, the majority of you (64 per cent) told us you thought your area had progressed in the past decade. We're keen to know why and what you would like to see happen to keep Wairarapa on the right track. Let us know in the comments below. (Please mark comments … View moreHey Wairarapa neighbours! When polled, the majority of you (64 per cent) told us you thought your area had progressed in the past decade. We're keen to know why and what you would like to see happen to keep Wairarapa on the right track. Let us know in the comments below. (Please mark comments not for print with 'NFP')

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5 hours ago

Daihatsu Move 1996

Bene from South Wairarapa District

Great Car, highly economical.

-660cc engine Petrol

-5spd Manual

-New WOF
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Great Car, highly economical.

-660cc engine Petrol

-5spd Manual

-New WOF

-New Rego

-Mechanically sound

-Reasonably Tidy

-Keyless Start

-Solar panels on the roof so the battery is always charged.

-2x 12x9in Speakers with a 500w Amp.

-No problems


www.trademe.co.nz...
Interested buyers, please text at 0274744535

Price: $950

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13 hours ago

Sparks Park proposed development

Steve from Carterton District

CDC have now released details of the plan to develop Sparks park.

Submissions on this proposal may be made from Saturday 21 September – Monday 21 October 2019.

Submissions can be posted to;
S Robertson
PO Box 9
Carterton 5743… View more
CDC have now released details of the plan to develop Sparks park.

Submissions on this proposal may be made from Saturday 21 September – Monday 21 October 2019.

Submissions can be posted to;
S Robertson
PO Box 9
Carterton 5743

Or emailed to solitaire@cdc.govt.nz

Full plan details cdc.govt.nz...

1 day ago

Social evening - open invitation

Rachel Norman from Limelight Theatre Company

You are invited to a social evening hosted by Limelight at the Old
Courthouse on Holloway St, Carterton (next to the Events Centre) on Thursday 26th September at 7:30pm.

This will be a totally relaxed evening, with the intention of getting theatre people together over a drink and a bit of supper. … View more
You are invited to a social evening hosted by Limelight at the Old
Courthouse on Holloway St, Carterton (next to the Events Centre) on Thursday 26th September at 7:30pm.

This will be a totally relaxed evening, with the intention of getting theatre people together over a drink and a bit of supper. We will have a very amusing script ready, for anyone who might like to take part in a play reading.

A small contribution to supper or something to drink, would be appreciated.

Bring a friend or two, if you wish, everyone is welcome.
We'd love to see you there,

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1 day ago

Weekly ride .

Dorothy from Greytown

Hi, My young male lodger would like to access a daily car ride to work in Masterton, from Greytown. normal working hours. will contribute to petrol costs. or, ph 3049748 Thanks

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1 day ago

A message for all neighbours and users of Sparks Park

Steve from Carterton District

At the Carterton council meeting on 18/09/2019, a submission to consider substantial changes to Sparks Park was approved.

This submission has the backing of the Sparks park trustees and is being done in order for a sub division to be built on adjoining land.

Ultimately the decision will be made … View more
At the Carterton council meeting on 18/09/2019, a submission to consider substantial changes to Sparks Park was approved.

This submission has the backing of the Sparks park trustees and is being done in order for a sub division to be built on adjoining land.

Ultimately the decision will be made by the minister of Conservation and there will be a brief opportunity for the community to make submissions.

Minutes of the meeting have not yet been updated but you can find out more about the submission in the meeting’s agenda here docs.cdc.govt.nz...

As a daily user and as a nearby resident of Sparks Park I do not want the proposed changes to proceed and I will be making a submission to council accordingly.

These changes involve a land swap deal with the developer which ultimately will make Sparks park a bigger park with additional amenities. While that sounds a great deal, I am not convinced bigger is going to make it any better. The old proverb 'beware of strangers bearing gifts' springs to mind.

The subdivision, which will only go ahead if this submission is successful, will fundamentally change the nature of the surrounding area. The park will no longer look out over paddocks filled with grazing stock but instead over a high density urban development. The area around Sparks park is presently a quiet and sleepy corner of Carterton, with bigger sections, trees and animals where the urban environment merges quietly into the traditional New Zealand rural landscape. In my opinion, a high density development in this area is not going to improve anything for Sparks Park users or local residents.

There are probably a multitude of other reasons people can think of for why this is not a good idea. Increased traffic levels, building on a potential flood zone are possible examples.

Something you need to be aware of is that at the council meeting, it was said the proposed sub division, a plan for which has not yet been submitted to council, may not require public consultation.

So, if like me you do not want to see a subdivision like this going ahead in this area, then you need to start the fight now and oppose the Sparks park submission. You may not get another opportunity.

You can make your own submission to council in writing and here are some guidelines to help you do this

mstn.govt.nz...

E & OE
Steve Hart

1 day ago

Garden Ornament

Robert from Carterton District

1x Budda garden ornament $ 85.00
On a base
Two view Ph 063795970

Price: $85

1 day ago

Being Kiwi: Have you experienced racism?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls… View more
New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls for the collection of official statistics on hate crimes, looks at discrimination in our schools and takes a stroll through Auckland, now one of the most diverse cities in the world.

To take part in the survey, click here

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2 days ago

NEW white pair of net curtains

Joan from Masterton District

White pair of net curtains. I bought them new but have never used them as I shifted house.
Measurements: Height 115cms, length 2 and a half metres.

I do not have the original packaging as I really thought I was going to use them.


The length can be shortened by pulling off as much as you wish if … View more
White pair of net curtains. I bought them new but have never used them as I shifted house.
Measurements: Height 115cms, length 2 and a half metres.

I do not have the original packaging as I really thought I was going to use them.


The length can be shortened by pulling off as much as you wish if they are too long....no sewing needed.

Sorry about the photo. Just had to drape them over the settee whereas they would have looked better hanging.

Pickup is in Kuripuni.
Thanks for looking.

Price: $10

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2 days ago

Blue flowered climber....Asarina SOLD

Joan from Masterton District

This dainty climber has thumb sized blue flowers, likes a sunny position with reasonably supply of water, and flowers all through the Summer. It is not invasive.
It likes to climb up a trellis, or tree trunk, can last several seasons, though now and again new little plants self seed and can be … View more
This dainty climber has thumb sized blue flowers, likes a sunny position with reasonably supply of water, and flowers all through the Summer. It is not invasive.
It likes to climb up a trellis, or tree trunk, can last several seasons, though now and again new little plants self seed and can be grown in its place.
It is reasonably frost tender, but I have had them get a little frosted but come away again in the Spring.

I have never seen it for sale in plant shops. I got it originally many years ago when I visited a home where it was growing, admired it and was given some seeds.

Name: Asarina
The last photo is the plant for sale in the blue pot. The other photos are from my parents plants.

Pickup is in Kuripuni.
Thanks for looking.

I have only one potted plant of this at the moment.

Price: $12

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